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The secret lives of tourists: Delays, disappointments and daydreams

Löfgren, Orvar LU (2008) In Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 8(1). p.85-101
Abstract
Tourist research on life in "The Experience Economy" has led to a focus oil the eventful cold dramatic, on ways of packaging and marketing "great experiences" that turn a heritage into all event, a city into desires, a museum into all adventure. There is a lot of talk about the production of great atmospheres and exciting events, but tourist life is of course full of non-events, indifferent or bad experiences. This paper looks at such situations. How do tourists experience waiting for a delayed flight, daydreaming on the beach or finding the promised great experiences disappointing or just boring? What happens when tourists are doing nothing or just experience "the same old thing"?
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non-experience, tourists, waiting, daydreaming
in
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism
volume
8
issue
1
pages
85 - 101
publisher
Taylor & Francis
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  • wos:000256234700005
  • scopus:47149110406
ISSN
1502-2250
DOI
10.1080/15022250701880752
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English
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  abstract     = {Tourist research on life in "The Experience Economy" has led to a focus oil the eventful cold dramatic, on ways of packaging and marketing "great experiences" that turn a heritage into all event, a city into desires, a museum into all adventure. There is a lot of talk about the production of great atmospheres and exciting events, but tourist life is of course full of non-events, indifferent or bad experiences. This paper looks at such situations. How do tourists experience waiting for a delayed flight, daydreaming on the beach or finding the promised great experiences disappointing or just boring? What happens when tourists are doing nothing or just experience "the same old thing"?},
  author       = {Löfgren, Orvar},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {85--101},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism},
  title        = {The secret lives of tourists: Delays, disappointments and daydreams},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15022250701880752},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2008},
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